9/6/2020 Team ER Snyder’s Stair Challenge

Team ER Snyder’s Stair Challenge

This week’s Team ER challenge is the Snyder’s Stair Challenge!

Our very own Team ER member Gretchen Snyder had the idea for this challenge.

The Rules:
You must incorporate stairs into at least two of your training sessions this week.
You can choose to run, walk, or perform any type of exercise you like as long as you are doing it up and down stairs.
Once you have completed at least 2 training session that include stairs post a picture of yourself in your Team ER apparel to our Facebook page with the title: I completed Snyder’s Team ER Stair Challenge! #teamersnydersstairchallenge
You will receive 5 team points for completing the challenge and another 3 points for posting a picture. Earn 2 additional team points if you complete 3 or more training sessions that incorporate stairs.

All Team ER members that complete the challenge will be entered into a drawing to win Carb Boom Energy Gel and a Team ER mask.

Team ER Members Completing The Challenge And Earning 8 Points Each.

Asad Khan
Scott Orlando
Gretchen Snyder

The winner of the prize drawing for a Team ER mask and an assortment of Carb Boom Energy Gel is Asad Khan.

9/4/2020 Team ER Ab-Solution August Challenge

Team ER Ab-Solution August Challenge.

The August Team ER challenge is Hard – Core and all about the abs!
Almost every functional movement starts with the core muscles. Having a strong core is the foundation for better athletic performance. So this month is Ab-Solution August.
Challenge Rules:
  • You must complete at least one set of abdominal exercises every day for the month of August.
  • You may choose whatever abdominal exercises you like.
  • You may perform the same abdominal exercise each day or choose a variety of abdominal exercises throughout the month.
  • You decide how many repetitions of abdominal exercises you complete. Some more challenging exercises may allow you to only complete 10 repetitions per set while others might be 25 – 50 per set.
  • The longer you last in the challenge the more Team ER Points you earn.
    • August 1st – August 8th earns 2 points.
    • August 1st – August 15th earns 4 points
    • August 1st – August 22nd earns 6 points
    • August 1st – August 29th earns 8 points
    • August 1st – August 31st earns 10 points
  • Miss a day and you are out of the challenge.

Team ER Members Completing The Challenge:

Kevin Christensen completed the full challenge earning 10 points
Asad Kahn completed the full challenge earning 10 points
Mike Williams completed the full challenge earning 10 points
Jobadiah Christiansen lasted until 8-25 earning 8 points
Gretchen Snyder lasted until 8 12 earning 4 points
Scott Orlando lasted until 8-8 earning 2 points
Steve Zenar lasted until 8-8 earning 2 points

Jobadiah Christiansen is the winner of the prize drawing for a Team ER Face Mask and Assortment of Carb Boom Energy Gel.

 

8/23/2020 2020 Team ER Miracle Mile Challenge

8/23/2020

2020 Team ER Miracle Mile Challenge.

On August 7, 1954 during the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, B.C., England’s Roger Bannister and Australian John Landy met for the first time in the one mile run at the newly constructed Empire Stadium.
Bannister won the race in a record time of 3:58.8. Landy’s second place finish in 3:59.6 marked the first time the four minute mile had been broken by two men in the same race. The race went down in history as The Miracle Mile.
Now it is your turn to create your own Miracle Mile!
The Rules:
  • Run or walk your own Miracle Mile.
  • *  Your mile can be performed on a track, trail, road, treadmill or anywhere else you like.
  • *  You may run or walk as many miles as you like this week. Submit your best overall mile.
  • *  Your mile can be completed as part of a longer run or walk or as an individual time trial.
  • *  Your mile must be completed as a continuous run or walk, No stopping your timing device and no auto pausing.
  • *  Submit your best mile time along with a picture of you preferably in your Team ER apparel to the Team ER Facebook page with the title: I Ran (Walked) My Own      Miracle Mile #TeamERMiracleMileChallenge.
  • Each Team ER member completing the challenge will receive 5 team points for completing the challenge and another 5 points for submitting a picture.
  • Every Team ER member that completes the challenge will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Team ER Mask and Carb Boom Energy Gel.

Team ER Members Completing The Challenge:

Kevin Christensen  9:53
Jobadiah Christiansen 4:55
Christine Churpek  6:54
Ken Frankenbery 6:45
Asad Khan 6:16
Roy Miller  6:39
Scott Orlando 6:15
Gretchen Snyder 9:51
Amy Stumpf  7:16
Steve Zenar 8:53

 

8/17/2020 Team ER Burpee Challenge

8/17/2020

Team ER Burpee Challenge

This week’s Team ER challenge featured one of the most effective and also often avoided exercises, the Burpee!
The Rules:

Complete no less then 30 total burpees by the end of the week

Team ER members received 5 team points for completing the challenge and another 5 points for posting a picture.

Team ER members that completed 50 burpees for the week and earned 3 bonus points,

Team ER members that completed 100 burpees or more and earned 5 extra bonus points!

Every Team ER member that completed the challenge was entered into a drawing to win a Team ER Face Mask plus Carb Boom Energy Gel!

50 burpees completed earned 1 extra entry into the prize drawing while 100 or more burpees completed earned 3 extra entries into the prize drawing!

Team ER Members Completing The Challenge:

Asad Kahn (30 Burpees)

Scott Orlando (50 Burpees)

Gretchen Snyder (50 Burpees)

Mike Williams (30 Burpees)

The winner of the prize drawing was Asad Kahn.

8/1/2020 Team ER 1 Mile A Day July Challenge

8/1/2020

Team ER 1 Mile A Day July Challenge

Team ER members were challenged with completing at least one mile of activity every day for the the entire month of July.

Team ER Members Completing The Entire Challenge And Earning 10 Team Points Each:

Jobadiah Christiansen
Christine Churpek
Loretta Harland
Asad Khan
Roy Miller
Gretchen Snyder
Amy Stumpf

Team ER Members Making It To The Week Of July 12th And Earning 4 Team Points Each:

Scott Orlando
Mike Williams
Steve Zenar

Team ER Members Making It To The Week Of July 5th And Earning 2 Team Points:

Kevin Christensen

7/25/2020 Scott Orlando USCA Canoe And Kayak Ohio State Championships Fairport Harbor, Ohio

7/25/2020

USCA Canoe And Kayak Ohio State Championships

Fairport Harbor, Ohio Grand River Landing.

Scott Orlando

5 Mile Race Unlimited Class

Finish Time:  50:26

Overall Place:  First Overall Single Male Kayak

Division Place:  First Place Unlimited Class.

Race Recap By Scott Orlando.

Conditions were near perfect in the water for this year’s USCA Ohio State Championships at the Grand River Landing in Fairport Harbor, Ohio.  For The 4th year in a row I chose to compete in the 5 mile race.   I wasn’t sure what class I was going to race in but finally decided on the unlimited class which is for kayaks longer then 18′.   I went with my Stellar SR Multisport.   Water conditions were very calm and flat making the upstream portions of the course a lot faster then previous years but then with little to no current the down stream second half of the race was slower so it evened out.   I had a nice clean start quickly finding my place just behind the faster tandem racing canoes and kayaks and 3-4 solo kayaks.   The course begins with a small loop through a marina area.   Exiting the marina area I got cut off by the lead pack of paddle board racers.  They were to the right so I stayed left exiting marina.  Suddenly the pack turned left right at me.  I was forced to slow to a stop to avoid contact with them.  I lost time to several lead kayaks and had to push hard to get back in position.   As the heat of the sun and fatigue set in with other racers I was able to gain position and pass a few kayaks and canoes.   A half mile or so from the finish I caught up to the kayak in 2nd place overall.  about a quarter mile from the finish we both were sprinting hard and fortunately I was able to pull ahead finishing 2nd overall by just 4 seconds.  The overall solo kayak in the 5 mile race was a woman in a K-1 racing boat who trains with the USA Olympic Development Team so I had no problem losing to her.  My finish time was 50:26 which was faster then last year so I am happy with my performance.   It was great to race against and with a lot of my paddler friends that came from all over Ohio, Pennsylvania, and even Florida.  Social distancing was maintained and they even had a contactless awards presentation.